My primary focus is on my clients and the city where we live, work and play. My goal is to be a source of information that goes beyond buying and selling homes and to provide exceptional service and marketing, and to share my knowledge about the city I'm grateful to call home.
Having helped clients purchase and sell properties in every sector of the Portland Metro Area, I consider my true area of specialty is not geographic, but rather in serving my clients` needs by concentrating on their particular goals and working diligently until they are met.
With 20 years of experience as a Realtor, I can honestly say I enjoy my work more every year. I love that I learn something new with each transaction - and with the mix of personalities (not only with my clients but also with the agent on the other side), my work is always interesting! My goal is to go beyond client expectations, whether in marketing their current home or finding their next one, keeping them informed every step of the way. I pride myself on speaking honestly and openly, evaluating client needs, addressing questions and concerns as well as finding and negotiating workable solutions to any issues that may arise. Buying and selling properties can be challenging and stressful, so I strive to keep a sense of humor and to help my clients do the same to smooth the process.
After graduating from the University of Oregon, I worked in the legal field in Eugene and subsequently in San Francisco where my husband and I moved in 1983. After our first son was born, we returned to Oregon to raise our family in what we consider to be the most livable city on the West Coast. Our two sons went through the Lincoln School District and moved on to the Univ of Oregon, so we are officially an All-Duck family, although we have many friends on the other side of the field! My degrees & designations include a Bachelor of Arts in Music * CRS (Certified Residentail Specialist) * CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) * GRI (Graduate of Realtor Institute) * PMAR Masters Circle Diamond-Platinum Member